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  • v  make fine, irregular, rapid twitching movements
    His heart fibrillated and he died

  • But if something mental or physical excites the accelerator nerve or stimulates the adrenals to pour an excess of adrenalin into the blood, the ventricles begin to fibrillate.
  • But hearts across the nation and around the world began to fibrillate at the thought that Quayle might suddenly be thrust into the most powerful position on earth.
  • On the operating table, Able's heart began to fibrillate.

  • Richard Nixon in Philadelphia Inquirer
    ...Todd Nixon, who performed the surgery, said that Gleeson had significant coronary artery disease and that the notion of a shot to the head making him "fibrillate and pass out . . . is a little weird."

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